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M Amin Tabatabaei vs Jesper Sondergaard Thybo
World Junior Championship (2018), Gebze TUR, rd 10, Sep-14
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A15)  ·  1-0



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Oct-23-20  Walter Glattke: 17.Nf6 g6 18.h5 Kg7 19.h6+ Kh8 20.Nxd6 exd6 21.Be4 Qe7 22.Qd4+ Kg8 23.Bxe5+ Rf7 24.Qg7# or 17.-Bxh7+ f5, 17.Nf6 gxf6 18.Qh5 h6 19.Qxh6+ Kg8 20.Qh7#
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  al wazir: 25...Qf8 defends against mate, but black ends up an exchange and a couple of ♙s down.
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  drollere: if 24. .. Bxc3? or exd5? 25. Bxe6+ Kf8; 26. Qf7#

<@Glattke> N on f6 cannot capture on 20. Nxd6; B on d3 cannot move to e4 if Nxd5 exd5. also, 18. .. h6 makes no sense for black.

Oct-23-20  stacase: I got the first obvious "Cried out to be made" move 17.Bxh7 but I would have moved 18.g7 and now I finally see that Black's Queen would gobble up White's h4 Pawn if White did that.
Oct-23-20  Walter Glattke: Sorry, Nxd5, not Nxd6,and Bd3-e4 is possible with the rules.
Oct-23-20  Brenin: As <stacase> wrote, 17 Bxh7 is easy to see since 17 ... Kxh7 loses to 18 Nf6+, e.g. 18 ... Kg3 19 Qb1+ and mate next move, while trying to trap the B with 17 ... g6 is answered with 18 Qd4+. However, Black has plenty of other responses, with 17 ... f5 not looking like a good one. It may be best to accept that the P is lost, and shore up the defence with 17 ... Be7.
Oct-23-20  Walter Glattke: 20.Nxd5 exd5 21.Be4 dxe4 22.Qd5+ Kg8 23.Qg7# the other 17.Nf6 gxf6 18.Qh5 Kg8/fxg6/Rg8 19.Qh8# 18.-h6 last one move longer.
Oct-23-20  Walter Glattke: Ah, I overlooked 18.Qh5 f5! then 18.gxf6 Qxf6 19.Qh5 h6 or 18.Qh5 f5 19.g6 fxg6 20.Rxg6 Qe7, so, 18.-f5 manage to play 17.Bxh7 first or the attack can be parried.
Oct-23-20  mel gibson: I missed this one too.

Stockfish 12 says:

17. Bxh7

(17. Bxh7 (♗d3xh7 ♗d6-e7 ♗h7-c2
♗d5-b7 f2-f4 ♕d8xd1+ ♖a1xd1 ♖f8-d8 ♖d1xd8+ ♖a8xd8 ♘g4-e5 ♔h8-g8 h4-h5 ♗e7-d6 ♘e5-c4 ♗d6-e7 h5-h6 g7-g6 ♘c4-e5 ♗e7-d6 ♘e5-g4 ♗d6-e7 ♔e1-e2 ♗b7-a6+ c3-c4 ♗a6-b7 ♗c2-d3 a7-a5 ♖g1-d1 ♗b7-c6 ♘g4-e5 ♗c6-e8 ♖d1-g1 ♗e7-b4 ♖g1-f1 ♗b4-c3 ♖f1-d1 a5-a4 ♘e5-g4 a4xb3 a2xb3 ♖d8-a8 ♘g4-f6+ ♗c3xf6 g5xf6) +3.87/35 118)

score for White +3.87 depth 35.

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  Messiah: The core idea is almost obvious, the difficulty is in the details and in the exact sequence of moves. I think this should have been a Wednesday puzzle.

Nice, anyway.

Oct-23-20  Cellist: I considered Bxh7 but could not find a clean follow-up if Black does not take the bishop. Went for the pawn push 17. e4 and 18. e5, displacing the bishops and hoping to get a pawn on f6 after 19. Nf6. It does not work and creates counterplay for Black.
Oct-23-20  malt: Gone for 17.B:h7 f5
(17...K:h7 18.Nf6+ gf6 19.Qh5+ wins)
18.gf6 K:h7 19.Qc2+ Kh8
(19...Kg8 20.Nh6+ Kh8 21.fg7# )

20.fg7+ K:g7 21.Ne5+ Kf6 22.Qg6+ K:e5 23.f4+ R:f4 25.ef4+ K:f4 26.Rg4+ winning.

Oct-23-20  malt: Missed 21...Kh8 in my line,
22.Qg6 Qe7 23.Qh6+ Qh7 24.Ng6+ Kg8 25.N:f8+ Kf7 26.Q:h7
Oct-23-20  morfishine: calf wrestling
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  kreugerl: I'm new here so don't want offend anyone, but can someone advise me about how to follow Chris Owens' comments? I've tried everything I can think of and nothing helps.. thanks
Oct-23-20  Brenin: <kreugerl>: If you go to a user's profile (click on the name) and look at the bottom of the page, you will find a button labelled "ignore this user". In some cases this can be useful.
Oct-23-20  Diana Fernanda: Mr. Chris Owens is generally right on problems, but in my opinion he considers the comments discussed here of little importance. To each his own theme.
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  drollere: <@kreugerl> i actually cannot recall an instance where poster A took personal offense to poster B on although there are occasional heated disputes about the legacy of bobby fischer, the true rating of paul morphy or the merits of the caro-kann.
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  kreugerl: Thanks everyone for responses. I wasn't trying to critique anyone, just asking about his words, I can't follow them, but I have never blocked anyone. I'll keep working!
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  agb2002: White has a bishop and a knight for the bishop pair.

The black castle is poorly defended and white has four pieces and several pawns to attack, starting with 17.Bxh7 or 17.Nf6.

If 17.Nf6 gxf6 18.Bxh7 Rg8 looks unclear.


If 17.Bxh7:

A) 17... Kxh7 18.Nf6+

A.1) 18... gxf6 19.Qh5+ Kg7 (19... Kg8 20.gxf6+ and mate in two) 20.gxf6+ Kxf6 21.Qg5#.

A.2) 18... Kh8 19.Qh5#.

A.3) 18... Kg6 19.h5+ Kf5 20.Qg4+ Ke5 21.Qf4#.

B) 17... g6 18.Qd4+ Kxh7 (either 18... e5 19.Qxd5 Kxh7 20.Nxe4 or 18... f6 19.Bxg6 wins two pawns) 19.Nf6+ followed by Nxd5+ wins a pawn at least.

C) 17... Be7 18.Bc2 wins a pawn.

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